Southeast High School Raiders

December 3, 2013

Prep roundup: Dalton swim teams earn home sweep

Dalton High School’s boys and girls swimming and diving teams swept a trifecta of duals at home on Tuesday.

The Catamounts won 74-21 against Heritage-Catoosa, 82-12 against Ringgold and 84-6 against Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe. The girls team won 75-14 versus Heritage, 75-12 against Ringgold and 84-1 versus LFO.

Dalton’s boys 200-yard medley relay team of Taylor Mathis, Austin Richard, Alan Trejo and Ethan Young won in 1 minute, 45.29 seconds.

Mathis, Trejo and Young also teamed with Sean Lee to win the 200 freestyle in 1:38.34. Other boys individual winners were Trejo (100 freestyle, 54.44), Young (200 individual medley, 2:08.59) and Mathis (100 backstroke, 57.78). The other relay winners were Cody Carroll, Lee, Austin McCanless and Sam Reeves in the 400 freestyle with a time of 4:10.95.

Dalton’s girls 200 medley relay team of Ninive Arriola, Romina Mendoza, Laura Shaheen and Oli Valdez won in 2:13.82. Individual winners were Arriola (200 free-style, 2:12.68; 100 backstroke, 1:06.20), Allison Pourquoi (50 freestyle, 28.79; 100 freestyle, 1:10.61), Shaheen (100 butterfly, 1:20.48), Valdez (500 freestyle, 6:13.81) and Mendoza (200 individual medley, 2:40.25). The other relay winners were Amy Gallardo, Chandler Kinser, Kennifer O’Hearon and Pourquoi (200 freestyle, 2:10.01) and Arriola, Mendoza, Shaheen and Valdez (400 freestyle, 4:29.11).

• Southeast Whitfield’s swimming and diving teams took third in a three-way meet against Cass and Cartersville in Adairsville.

The Lady Raiders’ Kara Ratcliff was the lone first-place finisher for either Southeast squad, winning the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:34.35.

Southeast coach Carol Clayton did not have team scores available.

Basketball

Armuchee boys 74, Morris Inno-vative 42: Morris Innovative coach Doug Peters said the Tigers (0-4, 0-2 Region 7-2A) took a step forward and played “more aggressive” despite their home loss.

“We made some mistakes but we played better,” he said. “I was happy with the effort.”

Armuchee led 22-4 after the first quarter and 49-20 at halftime, but only outscored Morris Innovative 25-22 in the second half.

Russell Burse scored 14 points for Mor-ris Innovative. Justin Scott added 13 points and Freddie Tibbs chipped in eight.

“We just didn’t take care of the ball well enough,” Peters said, “and that was the difference in the game.”

North Murray boys 62, Polk County (Tenn.) 32: Noah Allen scored 12 points, Alex Viars had 11 and Lucas Sexton chipped in nine as the Mountaineers (4-1) won their third game in a row, this time traveling across the state line to do so.

North Murray led 16-7 after the first quarter, 31-17 at halftime and 41-23 entering the final period.

Polk County (Tenn.) girls 33, North Murray 28: Kara Deal had nine points and freshman Katelyn Crumbley added seven for North Murray (1-2).

The Lady Mountaineers led 16-14 at the half, but Polk County limited North Murray to just four points in the fourth quarter.

“We got some good looks, but had some costly turnovers, and they converted and made their free throws,” North Murray coach Keith Robinette said. “We just have to take care of the basketball a little better. The effort has been good and I have not been irritated with the way we have competed early on.”

Dade County boys 97, Murray County 59: Cesar Romero led the Indians (0-3) with 16 points as they dropped their Region 7-2A schedule opener in Trenton.

Petee Waldon added 11 points for Murray County, which trailed 39-31 at halftime. Dade County held a 66-45 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Dade County girls 32, Murray County 28: McKenzie Carroll and Caitlyn Sims each scored 10 points as the Lady Indians fell on the road.

Murray County (1-3) led by seven at the half, but Dade County outscored the Lady Indians 22-11 in the second half.

North Murray JV boys 59, Polk County (Tenn.) 36: Resean Groham and J.T. Langford each scored seven points as the Mountaineers won their second straight game to start the season.

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